When we feel good about ourselves, we want other people to know about it. When we're feeling particularly hot, we want the person we're hooking up with to see it. And if we're not with them in person, this usually comes in the form of a nude.
Today, having moved from advertising, fashion and beauty photography into social photography, it is interesting to note a developing trend for ordinary couples and individuals to have Ian photograph them wearing very little, or even naked. Answer: They are loving couples wanting to celebrate their intimacy or individuals recording how their bodies look at the moment. Rather than take their own snaps, they choose to have a professional create something beautiful for them to be able to look back on in the future.
Sexting with a partner can be thrilling. It can also be nerve-racking. How can you be sure they're the only one who will see a racy pic?
You should get down on your knees every day and thank whichever god you believe in for bringing the iPhone into your hands. Never before has remote foreplay been so easy, making the sexy selfie a standard in hormone-fueled texting. However, not unlike celebrated photographers in the field, mediocrity should not be tolerated. Do you think a National Geographic photographer has ever turned in a badly cropped, out-of-focus picture of an eagle?
As a professional photographer, I'm disappointed with the state of the selfiethe "sexy selfie" in particular. With the sheer amount of "leaked" photos on the Internetit's infuriating that we're raising the next generation to believe that terribly composed, naked iPhone photos are sexy. For goodness sake, the nude photo used to be an art form, but lately it seems we seem to have forgotten how truly sexy the human body can be in all its subtlety.
After a spate of recently-hacked phone nudes, it's clear our advice to never shoot pictures of your own junk isn't going to catch on. So if you're going to do it, at least do it well. Here's how to make your naked shots shine.
If he asked if he could start sleeping with other women, would you be okay with that, too? Here are 18 reasons you should keep your private parts private. You care about your future.
Which is great if you have a body like Kate Moss's, seen in Ibiza this week with an obscenely flat postbaby stomach. Most of us - men and women - find it hard enough to strip down to our swimming costumes to sprint between the sunbed and the pool. So how do you look great naked?